strongly believes that education is the only way to break
the vicious circles of broken families, homelessness, begging,
exploitation, drug use, crime and prostitution.
Childlife pick-up truck takes the children to and
from school every day.
all the children in the Shelter are within the standard
age-group to attend school. Childlife works closely
together with the local village school, which accepts
the children as students, even though they don't have
Thai citizenship. For the moment they are able to study
there, however the law doesn't yet allow them to get
certificates, graduate or get into higher education
hopes that this policy will change in the near
future. Apart from the "formal school",
there is also "non-formal" education for
children that can't study the normal curriculum because
they missed out on primary education when they were
young. Non-formal school, which is also run by the
state education department and follows the standard
curriculum, is run one day a week, leaving time for
other vocational training.
children at the San Khong School.
with learning difficulties receive alternative education provided
by the Childlife staff, who strongly believe that every child
has qualities and interests that can be developed through
appropriate support. Childlife also encourages other educational
and creative activities such as arts and crafts workshops
where the children can express themselves through theatre,
music, painting or drawing.